Written by: Nicole Houle


We did an interview with Carlos Melo and Karen Peters who were the masterminds of the Change.org petition that has quickly turned into a movement toward equality for women in Jiu Jitsu. Carlos and Karen are the true definition of the word humanitarians. We are so proud to present,  Uniting our Jiu Jitsu community through Equality and Competition. 



The steps that Carlos and Karen have taken are inspiring to us all. They have joined forces and truly changed the lives of 1000’s of women who compete in Jiu Jitsu between the ages of 30 – 70 years of age. They have worked tirelessly to keep this opportunity alive and moving forward in order for the movement to be successful.  They have also united our community as a whole. Congratulations to you both for not waiting for someone else to take ACTION!

Call to Action: We are calling all Women Masters 2, 3, 4, 5,6 and 7. ALL BELTS.. Please go sign up! If you need help getting there please look into going to the Girls in Gis scholarship and or reaching out in the 2018 Pan Am Master 2-7 Facebook group. 



Everyone at Elevate Jiu Jitsu Mag  would like to express our thanks to all of the people who have stepped up to help in any way that they could.